System Administration Guide: IP Services

ProcedureHow to Log DHCP Transactions to a Separate syslog File

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role on the DHCP server system.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

    A role that is assigned to the DHCP Management profile might not be sufficient for this task. The role must have permission to edit syslog files.

  2. Edit the /etc/syslog.conf file on the server system to add a line of the following format:

    localn.notice     path-to-logfile

    n is the syslog facility number you specified for transaction logging, and path-to-logfile is the complete path to the file to use for logging transactions.

    For example, you might add the following line:

    local0.notice /var/log/dhcpsrvc

    See the syslog.conf(4) man page for more information about the syslog.conf file.